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the fiscal cliff fell through. what does it mean for all of our money. >> steve: darn it. a major snow storm strikes in the midwest and move negligent great lakes states and northeast. travelers are being delayed and christmas delivers as well. they stopped the amazon man. >> call them caudy and old fashioned but they are not pretty. we are showing you the ugliest sweaters of the year . "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ >> this is jack napolitano, wishing you merry christmas and a happy new year from "fox and friends" . >> steve: that's right. today is the first day of winter. will we make it through if the mayans are right? nope? >> you foal like you have had winter two monthses and you are like winter is only starting . the shortest day of the year. >> steve: plus the great big blizzard. it hit my dad's house out in kansas it is nice to have snow around kiss mas time especially when it is time to put on your ugly day sweater. >> brian: $172 for this. >> steve: it is a one of a kind. >> brian: would you make another if. >> it lights up. >> steve: it has a battery. >> brian: if you are
friends try to get them involved in a great picture. >> this is from steve smith. brooklyn and alexis, they are practicing the ho, ho, hos. tweet us the card and photos and e-mail them to us as well. a lot of the time people can photoshop and take a bunch of them and easy to put the card and you can do that. >>> and thanks again, guys. "fox and friends" starts now. >> gretchen: good morning everybody. today is thursday. i am gretchen carlson and thanks for sharing your time today. brand new information on the newtown killer's final days what was he plan where was his mom in the final days? >> steve: meanwhile the fiscal cliff is bigger, not only with your taxes go up. you might not get a tax refund check even if you are owed money. >> brian: lawmakers will not let that fiscal cliff get in the way of movie night. did the break, did they watch here comes on -- we are live in dc, "fox and friends" starts now. ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: they had movie night? >> steve: yeah. on lincoln. >> brian: most overerated movie of the year. >> steve: not since mr. smith went to washington h
for secretary of state. that will push her involvement in libya right under the rug. >> steve: parents pleading for help. the united states government is joining the fight. can they fro our marine from mokesco. that's straight ahead ? >> brian: a high school basketball team lose by 105 poigns . other than the parents want to know why that was allowed to happen. tough love or basketball beat down. they definitely lost. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> i want to wish everybody happy hanukkah and happy christmas and go giants. mr. #1: yeah, there is scotty. >> brian: why are you taking sides, scott ? you just want all times to play well, right. >> gretchen: no, he doesn't. he is not a fair weather fan. i like that. he has conviction and says what he thinks. >> brian: those superbowl championships, you are walking. >> gretchen: scott happens to be a fantastic singer and dancer. >> steve: he is. >> brian: that scott. >> gretchen: that scott, right there . i am glad he's on my camera. >> brian: have you actually seen evidence . ♪ before -- >> gretchen: i told you. you got to know your camera
that may have made him snap. we are live in newtown with the latest. >> steve: while you were sleeping the information on the benghazi embassy were released. we blew it. at least washington d. >> brian: state department i guess. think it is it acward when mom tried to find you on facebook. being poked by the ayatollah of iran. fox and friends starts right now. ♪ fox and friends. >> steve: the poking on facebook is a weird thing. you - on poke >> gretchen: poking? >> steve: you know what all of the people in the world are doing. >> gretchen: i can poke in different ways. i guess i will figure it out in facebook, too. 92 pokemon. in serious news, a report released on the benghazi terror attack. independent report left four americans including our embassy dead happened after systemic failures produced subparsecurity in our consul late, steves had more from washington. >> good morning, steve and everyone. that cathing report blames state department for a lack of proper security for the deaths of four people in benghazi. the ambassador to libya was among those killed. a special panel was
increased security at this school. i don't know about you guys, brian and steve, my kid's schools have been sending a lot of e-mails. we also live in connecticut about what is the new plan of action now. how do we move forward? we'll have armed security guards outside of the school for two weeks. how long does that last. do we have the funding or does it make sense culturally to do that moving forward. there is it a lot of calls from former education bill bennett. teachers should be armed in the schools. what is the answer here. what have we come to? i am not sure any of us will >> peter: the president of the united states said thippings have got to change. we are not doing enough to protect our children. if anything good comes out of what happened in sandy hook, it will not just be a dialogue about gun control. there is a lot of gun laws on the books and they are uneven. >> brian: and not enforced. mr. #1: and not just the guns, but a larger discussion of how to stop glorifying violence in video games and television shows and movies as well. i got a feeling we are at a tipping point. >> br
i would know that. >> fascinating. >> show off. >> steve doocy, martha maccallum and you compete for bragging rights. >> the last one. kwame quadruple or nothing. >> factor style. >> bill: you pick? >> teddy bears because i like teddy bears. >> hi. >> can we replace doocy y.? is it too late? i guess it is. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching this special edition of the factor, the great american news quiz spectacular. in the next hour, you will get to test your knowledge and play along with us so let's begin. first topic, legendary actor john wayne. >> all right. here is question number one. movie fans all over the world idolize john wayne for no nonsense attitude ♪ >> get out of the way kerry. >> i haven't got a gun on me. >> no? then we will do it the hard way. ♪ ♪ many don't know that john wayne is a stage name. what is the hollywood's meend's less macho bitter name -- birth name? answer is a, correct, marianne. >> marianne -- marion the librarian. >>as duke imposing character usuall
? >> "outfront" tonight, mark glaze is the director of the group mayors against illegal guns. steve doolan of the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners. mark, i will start with you. you heard from the nra a real focus not so much on guns, really talking about mental illness. they talked about tracking people who are mentally ill and pretty much everything, not about taking away guns but adding more guns. what did you make of their news conference today? >> you know, as somebody who's watched the organization for a while, my dad was a licensed gun dealer in colorado, i know a lot of nra members, it was a really surprising performance. the nra is usually quite smart. then again, they've never been under pressure like this. the truth is, it struck me as incoherent and bordering on detached from reality. talking about things lapierre gets paid a lot of money to talk about on a regular basis. it was not the time to say things even nra members don't believe. i think it is important as we have this debate that nra members are not the washington leadership. they're two very different thing
democratic strategist-- okay. steve, i go to you because i read the white house reaction to this, and really all they talked about was raising the top tax rates. they had no other things to say, no commendations, no i want to work with you. steve, i know this stuff is not going to be perfect. there's going to be stuff in here that conservatives, supply siders myself won't like. but why does the white house have to obsess about higher tax rates to the exclusion of other parts like entitlement reform and spending cuts? why is this? >> larry, i don't think they are obsessed with higher tax rates they are obsessed with protecting the middle class. john boehner's proposal includes $800 billion in revenue but doesn't specific where it comes from. barack obama has been specific in his plan and look both sides have their plans and there's going to be negotiation, will probably end up somewhere in between. i don't understand why we can't raise tax rates on the top 1% of people if we're going to get to a balanced plan. why should the middle class pay more when we have people at the top who can pay mor
, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, steve is right there, should we leave the house with an umbrella? >> yes. this is a much weaker system, so let's make sure we know that first and foremost. it is mainly a cloudy day, we have to wait for the rain to get here and that will not be anything compared to what we had over the weekend and we will talk more about those totals, here is tara. >>> we are looking at highway 4 and traffic is moving nicely through orinda. this is the oakland coliseum, 880, no delays to report, let's head back to the desk. >>> muni underground service is starting back up again after last night's electrical meltdown which shut everything underground. you must got brand-new information, so what is the news. >> reporter: well dave i just got off the phone with the spokesperson and he said crews work overnight until 1:30 this morning and they were able to fix this power outage problem and is your way trains will be running as scheduled. they had some plans in place but those are no longer in place and this is all as a result of the power outage at the
us. let's check in with steve. i'm looking for the tweets from tahoe. a lot of people start heading up for the christmas break. >> it's three degrees up there. two below in truckee. >> the rain this week will probably bring snow. >> that is a great question. a lot of people are traveling. i don't think you have to worry about snow levels too low around tahoe and truckee. freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory for everyone else. there is 20s and 30s. it will be a cold morning but sunny day. here is sal. >>> westbound 24 the traffic here looks pretty good between walnut creek and oakland. also the morning commute looks good on interstate 880 in oakland. now back to the desk. >>> time now 6:01. we have breaking news. we have been on this since 4:30. a body was found after a fire broke out. janine de la vega is at the scene. she's been there since 4:30. so i know you just talked to someone who may have known this person. what do you know? >> reporter: well, i'm told by relatives that a man who lives here in this apartment complex believes that the body discovered here was
's so cold it felt like tahoe. >> the day froze on me, steve. >> i understand. we do have a freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory elsewhere. temperatures are cold. let's get to them. 20s to the north. if there is even some in the santa cruz mountains it will be cool today but change in the weather is showing up. >>> good morning. southbound 680 traffic looks good as you drive past mission boulevard. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco off to a nice start approaching the downtown area. it's 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> at 5:00 we have breaking news coming in from campbell. firefighters just found a body as they rushed to an apartment house fire. janine de la vega is there. she's been there since 4:30 this morning. what is the very latest? >> reporter: the coroner is still here actually in the back of the apartment complex here on kiness drive. fire investigate evers are here on the scene trying to figure out how this fire started and who was the person who died here. at around 1:15 this morning residents at this apartment complex calle
to check in with steve. rain coming in. how long will we see this? >> through the morning here. but then it will get really cold. tomorrow. not today. today is warm. mild to warm compared to last week. light rain continues. just kind of what we call coming in west to east and it's very mild warm sector. look for morning rain. snow up on the mountains and today's highs very mild. 50s and 60s. here is sal. >>> northbound 280 traffic looks good. as steve mentioned it will be wet for the morning commute. traffic is okay so far in the south bay. also looking at the commute here on oil westbound, you can -- on 80 westbound, you can see traffic is light but it is wet. let's go back to the desk. >>> on sunday more than 2,000 people came together for memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after the deadly school shooting in connecticut. >> we offer you our tears and our pain, our anger and our sorrow. >> president obama traveled to newtown where he met with the families with the victims and spoke at the service. he read the names of the 20 children who were killed. and he s
campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an early morning house fire and broken gas line. ktvu alex savidge is at the scene and i know you have video of flames shooting up from this broken pipe that you will only see right here on channel 2. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. this was a very tricky situation for san francisco firefighte
's steve sedgwick. good morning. >> very good morning. this is really good news. we expected something along the lines. for so long now americans have not been replacing their cars. the average age of an automobile in the united states is 11 years old. the old is 20% or somewhere in the region of 16 years old. the replacement cycle seems to have started. that led to great news in november topping 15.5 million car sales in the month of november it was 1.14 million cars sold. a little bit of that was the replacement of cars from superstorm sandy. that is really good news there for the auto sector. the markets have been down lately. we had average to poor manufacturing data out of the u.s. in the last 24 hours as well. also keep an eye on the big accounting companies as well. the sec is taking aim at them allegedly haven't handed over the documents that the sec wants to see in relation to chinese companies listing in canada and the united states when those companies listed very often they performed really badly amid accounting issues as well. the sec taking aim at the accountants. >> all
to check in with steve paulson for an update on the very cold weather. a pretty sunrise. >> we do have very, very cold readings, crystal clear. it's cold this morning. freeze warning is out. it's so cold that lori myers in walnut creek sent us this picture of her cat, chili dog parked right in front of the heater. i love it. if your cat is there, i understand as well. temperatures when you get in the 20s, it's really cold. cold morning, turning cloudy tomorrow. it will be warmer. if you have to travel, thursday or monday, later or sooner, friday, saturday and sunday will be very dicey especially if you are heading north towards redding or even shasta. there's already -- it's already beginning to kick in around oregon and washington. it will be very dicey. freeze warning out for the north bay goes another 45, 47 minutes. frost advisory, the stronger the two advisories, a lot of won'ts in the -- a lot of 20s in the north. 28 napa. that's at the airport but it's closer to town. fairfield, 27. concord, livermore, 30. redwood city, 23. i've seen 29 palo alto. a lot of 30s around mill valley and
-- highway 24 through la fayette, no delays. here's steve. >>> mostly clear, cold this morning. a little breeze for some. most temperatures are in the 30s. there are some upper 20s. we have a system coming in. it's splitting. i think the pattern -- this is a sign of things to come here for a while after what's been a very, very busy november and disease. i think things quiet down in january. part of this system will go north. part it is will south. 28 in santa rosa. 47 in livermore. this may be a very localized event. this is at the livermore airport. out by the lab, it's 33. they are getting a little northeast wind off the altamont pass. that's the only thing i can think of because not far away, it's 15 degrees chillier. upper 30s for some lowser to the -- to the bay. 6 -- for some lower to the bay. 6 below in tahoe. man. that's cold. see a little bit of shower activity trying to form off the north coast. i think this is falling apart. this low is heading towards southern california and i think therein lies the trend. the pattern looks quiet for the for the next 10, 15 days. you usually
, the developments are wii by the hour and our steve centanni is covering all of them. good to see you. >> you, too, jamie. one month until the fiscal cliff and appears to be little movement, but a lot of talk back and forth and the president used a campaign style appearance to appeal directly to the american people and pushed for immediate action to extend bush era tax cuts for everybody except the more wealthy americans. >> right now congress can pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income, everybody. and that means that 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses wouldn't see their income taxes go up at all. and even the wealthiest americans would get a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. >> but republicans led by house speaker john boehner said the president should quit campaigning and take care of business and some suggest that the president is playing a dangerous game of political brinksmanship. >> i think that the democrats and the president view it to their advantage to run the clock out and dangerously close by the end of the year. if th
and traffic. steve people are saying i'll take a little weather a little cold right now. clear it up for me new years eve. >> for you claudine. of course. [ laughter ] we do have a lot of cloud cover coming in. i think we'll get a little rain out of this. in a dry year i would say probably not. but this has been a wet year you can see it's getting very, very close. upper 40s and low 50s. here is tara. >>> this is a live look at the east shore freeway. you can see traffic moving along nicely in both directions. at the subpoena senator mccain bridge -- and at the san mateo bridge same story. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin this morning with developing news that we've been following since 4:30. oakland police are investigating three homicides that happened within 90 minutes of each other. alex savidge is live in oakland a man has been taken into custody in connection with this stab examining he did have cuts to his hands. you can see behind me investigators are still on scene at this apartment building on the 5800 block of walnut. officers early this morning found a woman stabbed to
, everybody i'm brian flores. it's friday december 28th. >> and i'm claudine wong. steve, you medical examinerred the cold. you mentioned the rain. who needs to bring that umbrella today? >> anybody in the north or along the coast. how is that? >> that is good. [ laughter ] >> we have a system coming in. it's a weak system. still every system that is coming in has been producing some kind of rain. it's a much weaker system. a lot of cloud cover in advance of that. it will be cloudy and cold today for some. here is tara. >>> thanks, steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. and 280 in san jose traffic looking good near ray street. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news and a violent couple hours in oakland. three people were killed in two separate incidents. a double shooting and a stabbing. alex savidge is live on walnut street where a woman was killed a few hours ago. >> this is still an active crime scene for oakland police. what they found here this morning was a woman that was stabbed to death. it's all playing out. the crime scene located inside th
to see america's favorite nerd is back at the table. welcome, steve. i hope you feel better. >> that's nice about you. >> i wasn't talking about myself. 1823, silent films star harold lloyd gave us a thrilling moment in american history. here it is. ♪ >> there was no computer generated special effects back then. that was a literal cliff-hanger, and 90 years later it keeps you on the edge of your seat. the literal cliff-hanger is what we have in congress right now. there's little to no doubt we'll avoid doomsday, but for a while we hang over the aabyss in a daredevil stunt of our own making. this makes americans believe congress is a bunch of big, fat liars. when it comes to honesty, congress ranked so low they're second to used car salesmen. it's a fee even harold lloyd wouldn't attempt to pull off in exchange for an over climactic conclusion. today we debay tut the wheel of fortune style. we use it to determine how to refer to the debate. cliff, slope, fiesta or follies. today we go to fiscal fiesta. are you ready for this fiesta party? >> i'm thrilled and very excited, yes. i wis
steve jobs was really bringing apple to the forefront -- >> a happening place. >> it is. it's where things happen. that's why we're here, steve rattner. >> washington is the place. with us on set, economic analyst steve rattner. also political editor and white house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. andrea mitchell. and in new york, msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. and the co-anchor of "street signs," brian sullivan. we've got a lot to talk about, mike barnicle, but i saw a headline on the front page of "usa today," a tease that is very intriguing, and that is one of the greatest players in major league baseball trying to get his worth right now. and if i were a major league team, i would pass on josh hamilton in a new york second because the guy phoned it in when his team needed him the most. there's an attitude problem. and yet he could be such a huge payoff. are the red sox looking at josh hamilton? >> i think any team that's looking at hamilton is looking at no longer than three years with him because of the things you just mentioned. >> he, of course, had an ad
: how long have you been doing it? >> since about september. >> steve: very good. we're about to leave, folks. we've got 19 seconds. let's all do a little gangam dancing, all right? >> there you go. sounds good. >> steve: music up, please. ♪ a for effort. good morning, everybody. fox news alert. 7.3 magnitude quake hitting off japan in an area that does not neat incidents like these. new video buildings swaying and sirens wailing and men and women, children running for higher ground. a reminder of the massive quake and deadly tsunami hit the same area just about a year and a half ago. we'll drill down on that. good morning as we follow up as the earth started to shake earlier today. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to friday. martha: good morning everybody. i'm martha maccallum. last year's tsunami killed and left missing some 19,000 people. as you remember those unbelievable images we saw of the coast which was devstated. it also damaged nuclear power plants and created one of the worst nuclear disasters we've seen in history. bill: we held onto the story for a long time. japan today has ca
people. time magazine's rana joins us and steve kornacki. it seems to me if you listen to newt gingrich, who has become a commentator every time he's not running for something, you get the sense that you don't want to run against hillary clinton because she's grabbed the scepter. she's quite hawkish on issues like iraq and the middle east generally. i think she's very hawkish xa d compared to most democrats. where is the wiggle room to go against her? >> i completely agree. i think she's done an incredibly great job. she's been incredibly deft at are he positioning the u.s. in a mul multipolar world where we have relatively less economic power. she's managed through digital state craft, through smafert uses of technology to project a soft power and it's been a great credit to our country and i think it's going to be a real tough thing to put in a bad light. >> you know, and, steve, i don't know about your politics on this, i think i'm a little to her left on a lot of thers foreign policy issues like iraq and the middle east. she's positioned herself just where you want to be, a notch o
. correspondent steve harrigan has the story of an effort to get their son home for the holidays. >> john hammer's family goal was to get him home by christmas now. his parents, lawyer and congresswoman all say they expect his release today. >> amen, hallelujah, wonderful early christmas president for the family. the community rallied for john's liberty. >> the 27-year-old former marine is a combat veteran who served in iraq and afghanistan. after treatment for post traumatic stress disorder he and another former marine bought a used winnebago and planned surfing trip through mexico and costa rica. hammer's family maintains he declared the antique rifle he planned to use the hunt birds to custom agents on both sides of the border. he was arrested after entering mexico a taken to the notorious prison filled with drug cartel where for a time he was chained to a bed. his parents began to receive phone calls that threaten john would be killed unless money was sent by western union. after initial efforts to bring him home failed his family mounted a public campaign. enlisting friends and elected offi
. >> gretchen: yep. after fred clause. you find out who wins on january 13. >> steve: yeah. we're going to be winners because we hope you will join us tomorrow as is always the case on friday, geraldo rivera is going to be joining us live. and we're going to show you how it take great holiday pictures. you know the photographs? you've got digital cameras. how often do you cut people's heads off? >> brian: florida georgia line coming up in the after the show show. they're awesome and got another great song waiting for you. >> gretchen: join me on studio b today, 3:00 p.m. eastern. here we ép, america. foxç news alert. yo. knewç worries government spending issspeeding out of control againsas the fed chair ben b%jbpgke says he will notmy let up on stimulus÷ú spending until unemploymentç gets a whole letç lower. we're a longay from that. heresin "america's úççç >> 85.ç that will continueb printing a lot of money. for four years, president obama has been spending a lot of money. we've still got an economy growing at best, 2 1/2% in the third quarter. it may be lower than
:09. let's go to steve. >>> well, rain moving through. the front is going true right -- through right now. now we have fog. it's kind of a light rain, steady rain. even picking up. this is gonna be a very, very active week. today is kind of a mild, rainy day and then we get the cold weather and cold air. thursday, all the way into christmas eve looks very wet. not as wet as what we had two, three weeks ago. but sunday could be moderate to heavy rain. we'll have to keep an eye on things. some of the 24-hour rainfall totals. willits and mendocino county, 1 point 25. 1.25. the key, though, is cloudy, windy with light rain or steady rain in the morning. sun and clouds, i think wile get a break. the system comes by. breezy, mild. but getting cooler because the cold air comes in tomorrow. i mean, it will get really cold tuesday night into wednesday. snow kind of a mix. it's 36 at truckee. 36 at the keys. 36 around sought lake tahoe. there is a rain/snow mix. higher elevations it is and the rain continues here. this front is moving through. you can see some rain in martinez, benicia, crockett, t
. going to places like indiana, this is the next initiative here, where is the next place. >> steve, which states do you think could be targeted next? >> well, i think the republican party has a strategy here to try and weaken institutions that help working families and help the mill class. it's really sad. you know, the republican party isn't doing very well right now. what are they doing, going after labor unions. people forget, all the things we take for granted, whether 2 will be sick leave, available indication days, five-day work week, 40-hour week, it's all because of fights the labor unions did to help the middle class and help working families be competitive in this marketplace. >> do you see any states that might be at risk here? >> do i think what? >> do you see any states that are at risk next? >> oh, yeah, i think the republican party is going to spend a lot of time trying to do this because it's unfortunate because what the republican party ought to be doing is how to change the message to talk to middle class families. the nbc/"wall street journal" poll this morning said rep
. >> steve calling from dallas the texas. hey, steve. good morning. >> how is it going? >> first up. >> i am a first-time viewer. love the show. >> bill: great to have you on board. thank you. >> i wanted to say, to me, i have no problem with same-sex marriages. my whole thing is this is a subject that just needs to be put to rest. i mean i want to get to the bigger issues, the more issues, which is my economy. i want to know what's going on with that, where we are going to go from here. >> bill: yeah. caller: to me, it's more important than whether jimmy and johnny want to get married. >> bill: steve, i am so glad you said that because i think most americans -- at least more and more americans feel that way. right? let's focus on what's important in our lives. right? caller: it's either that or big bird. >> peter: the big issues. >> bill: all right, steve. good to hear from you. now, let's hear, you know, now that you are with us one day, stick around for a while. barbara on the west coast in seattle, washington, what do you say, barbara? caller: w
constitution for that country. one that gave president mohammed morsi new powers. steve harrigan is standing by live in cairo with more. >> remarkable scene in cairo this morning outside egypt supreme constitutional court. to put it simply, the court justices could not get in their own building. the judges will suspend their work while the atmosphere of intimidation physical a mental intimidation exist. the supreme court say they cannot do the work because of the mob around their building. it was likely they would rule on the legitimacy of egypt constitutional assembly. that body pushed through the constitution, the draft on friday. they go for a national referendum, up or down vote on december 15. if the constitution goes through, egypt president morsi says the extreme powers which he declared that he possessed would be void and it would go to normal here in egypt. richard morrison himself has strong public support. we have 200,000 people. mainly members of the muslim brotherhood who support the president come out on the street to show support. loud and emotional way. >> shannon: steve harr
agrees that that action is necessary. gregg: steve hayes, is the senior writer for "the weekly standard" and a fox news contributor. steve, great to see you. the deal being bandied about right now to raise taxes on higher earners actually doesn't appear to do anything to fix the problem, that is, all the new revenue from higher taxes would be used for more spending. as we understand about 850 billion in new revenue would be spent on eliminating the fiscal cliff automatic spending cuts and extending unemployment checks. is it true not a dial would go to cutting the real problem, the debt and deficit? >> yeah. in one scenario that is absolutely the case. we shouldn't actually be surprised. it has been clear at least for a short amount of time that this hasn't been the goal of these discussions. i mean for all the talk about deficit reduction and despite the fact that this began as an effort to rein in spending after the 2010 elections, it is clear democrats in the house and senate, i would argue the president, haven't been serious about long-term spending cuts. gregg: maybe they're not se
house is saying it's out of context but not specifically how out of context. bring in the panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." kirsten powers for daily beast. syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. charles? >> look, i love when the president says we need conceptual break through. meaning the republicans have to accept a hike in rates. what he means is a political surrender. because there is no economic reason why you cannot raise the money he wants raised. by doing it through eliminating deductions, inclusions and credit. number one as we saw he, himself, said so. a year-and-a-half ago. secondly, the same debt reduction commission he appointed and then ignored. spoke about raising much more through eliminating deductions and loopholes. and credits. broadening the base. at the same time, lowering the rates. that is the economic ideal. everybody understands it's what happened in '86 in the tax reform. it's what was recommended in the debt reduction commission. in their three scenarios in one of them, they eliminate so many deductions that they would lower upper rates to 23% and
former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. >> financier. >> rattner is here. i like -- and we have to go back to that. it's the truth. >> it is! >> money is money. >> in washington, msnbc and "time" senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> we saw him on the streets of d.c. yesterday, and he was very cagey. >> the mean streets of d.c. >> yes. he was so cagey. >> he was. >> yes. yes. >> you can't ever ask those guys what they're doing, wherever they are. where you going? with who? a meeting. >> auditioning for a gang is what i'm doing. >> right. >> yes, exactly. lots of luck with that one. >> should we get to the news? >> fantastic. boy, there's some stories here, unbelievable. >> in the least. >> you talk about libya. i tell you what, you've got assad about to cross that red line. he's going to see russia leaving quick. i think you'll see even troops going in there if he starts using chemical weapons against his own people. about to cross the line. egypt, morsi in trouble. the biggest revolt since mubarak was pushed out of power. "the new york times
. bring in the panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." a.b. stoddard, associate editor of the hill. sindcated columnist charles krauthammer. a.b., the res tent numbers-cruncher. what do you make of the back and forth today? >> today was about the drama on both sides and blame game and showing they were going to come and call e want to get down to business before december 31, which is monday. we're not, there are no plans. no paperwork. there are conflicting reports about the meeting. it's all kind of depressing. when you poke arp you find out that the house is returning on sunday. but beyond that, nobody knows anything. >> doug: steve? >> yeah. today, nothing happened other than people using warn-out talking points and a lot of misinformation. harry reid is still blaming grover norquist. send him a memo that norquist took himself out of the discussion a week ago when he backed the house republican plan "b." it's like the old stale talking points. for me, the big picture if you take a step back from this, the big picture story here is one of misplaced outrage. media folks with the c
on apparently the fiscal cliff negotiations. we'll get in depth on that with steve moore ahead. all these politics play out in washington, d.c. what about your money? we'll have that next on "happening now." you know that little 50-pound thingy at the doctor's office when they weigh you, and they have to move it over? my doctor does not have to do that anymore. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. feels great. simple. effective. take that, 50 pound thingy. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at jenna: there is breaking news. want to bring you back to the markets now. as they failed attempt at avoiding fiscal cliff sent stocks down. we're right around near the lows of session for the dow jones industrial average. there is a quick look at that we'll keep an eye on the markets. very volatile this time of year. significant that we're at this point now. also breaking this morning, house speaker john boehner is wrapping up remarks a short time a
more than 13%, a very strong year for stocks. so let's bring in cnbc's senior economics reporter steve liesman. steve, we just said the market was way up today, they thought we would have a deal. now we're headed over the cliff. this can't be good news for our economy. >> reporter: it definitely would not be. and if you take all the things that kelly mentioned and add them up, that's about a 4% hit to gross domestic product. we put that into perspective. we're only going to grow about 2 or 3% this year. what does that mean? it probably means a return to recession, it means higher unemployment. it means more uncertainty as chuck todd was just talking about. if you imagine yourself a business person, thinking about making an investment in a factory, well, if i have to tune into "nbc nightly news" every night to figure out are we going to have a deal, that's not the kind of climate you want for investment and for jobs. >> and you were saying, this at a time when we were seeing some good signs in the economy for a change. >>. >> reporter: that's right. we're about to snatch defeat out of t
dictatorship. steve harrigan live in cairo. steve, any sign the president is willing to concede on any of this? shepard, president morsey has made no moves on compromise. one thing we have seen from supporters in the muslim brotherhood the care shown in trying to avoid any conflict or violence in the square here. that's certainly going to be put to the test tomorrow. that's when across the nation morsey supporters, people who back this president from the muslim brotherhood will hold demonstrations in support of the president and they will avoid this area around tahrir square to try to avoid getting in fights with the anti-morsey protesters. shepard. >> shepard: steve, what happens now with the new constitution or proposed constitution? >> the president submits it for ren dumb for 15 days time. people across egypt will have to vote up or down on it if it is accepted as expected, morsi has said he will give up those extraordinary powers, those extra judicial powers that he has given himself. and keep in mind here. we haven't seen the public support for this president. he won 52% of the vote just
wondering who is going to be the next treasury secretary. joining me steve rattner, wall street finance year, former head of president obama's auto task force. thanks for joining us, steve. first of all, what about the scenario that oh let's just let them go over the cliff and won't matter and the markets will view it as a nonevent. what do you think some. >> certainly going to matter. there's no question it's going to matter. it's going to matter to the markets. we don't know how much. this is an unprecedented situation, at least in my lifetime. we've had crises and debt ceilings and all that, but going over a cliff like this is a new one. the markets would be volatile, extremely -- a lot of downward pressure on them. and then the question would be how do businesses and consumers behave and quickly do they pull back? everyone knows the immediate impact from the government coming back and spending wouldn't be that great. the question then is how do businesses and consumers react? i don't think it will be a pretty sight. >> what about the debt ceiling? there was a suggestion? geithner's openi
by some extent to extend their winning streak to three or more terms in the white house. >> steve smith joining me now and jonathan capehart. steve, i want to you go to chris christie first. that question barbara walters asked him seems to me to be a hurdle he would have to get over in any national campaign. i think barbara is asking what is in the very first set of questions that voters would have on their minds. >> there is no question that its an issue. there is no question it is a legitimate issue. the help of presidential candidates is always a part of a presidential race. it is as physically grueling an experience as you can possibly have. he has done a tremendous job during this crisis in new jersey. it is not analogous to running for president nationally over the course of four years. i think if he is going to be a serious presidential candidate, this is an issue that he is going to have to deal with. i say that as someone who admires him very, very much and hopes very badly that he will run for president as a republican. i think who could help remake the party. >> steve, i do t
and "morning joe" economic analyst. steve brattner. >> he came with charts. willie, do you have a chart? >> no. >> he's disturbed. i don't know if you heard this. has he done this to you? >> we have two obesity stories we have to get to. we're not going to break. >> stalling right now. >> the filibuster reform should be passed but not passed yet. our executive producer, alex, comes up to me this morning. like the syndrome, you stay here long enough start walking with a strut. alex corson, hey, call me acc 47. >> he's getting bold. >> yes! >> is that like a phil cavens thing? >> yes! >> i'm like, seriously, karins? so phil cabins? >> the baseball announcer in high school called him phil cabins. that stuck with him. >> think of all the things you've been called. >> i'm called that everyday. apparently i said something yesterday. >> what did you do? >> something about -- >> did you get in trouble? i don't know. i got a call from hugh hewitt. >> the radio guy? >> he's like, did you -- i just want to talk about what you said today. it was like 7:30 at night, the kids are running around, you know. i
optimism for a deal seems to be fading. steve is live in washington with more. >> reporter: one month away from that so-called fiscal cliff. there appears to be very little movement toward any kind of deal. president obama is using the bully-pulpit to appeal to the american people to push for immediate action to push the tax cuts for everybody except for those earning more than $250,000 a year. in his saturday address, he stressed the urgency of the situation. >> if congress does nothing, every family will see their income taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. a typical middle-class family of four will see income taxes rise by $2200. we can't let that happen. a families can't afford it and neither can our economy. >> reporter: republicans led by house speaker john boehner says he should quit campaigning and take care of the business at hand. republicans say they are willing to consider raising more revenue but they want to see spending cuts to go along with it. >> we need to hear they are willing to make spending cuts now, not promises of spending cuts sometime if the fu
, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give yourself extra time. let's check in with steve. >>> tara, thank you. there's definitely some breaks in the clouds. jive seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i dent think this -- i've seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i don't think this -- this breeze can helpster things up a little bit. still some low clouds around. i'm seeing breaks in the clouds for san jose. kind of a cooler pattern with the northwest wind. mostly sunny, though, today, no rain except we're done for a while. in fact, as the pattern changes here, even the higher clouds will stay to the north as everything starts to build offshore. independent self -- instead of 58, 59. everything staying north for now. the breeze should turn more northerly as we head towards friday night and saturday. so fog, sun, breezy. that west to northwest wind out there. not outrageous. but it's showing itself. we'll take that right into your weekend as well. that could be pockets of fog, thick fog. but for the weekend, it looks sun? dry and temperatures are on the mild side. >>> a couple in mor
congress. hear remarks from republican congressman jim jordan and steve scalise on the future of the conservative movement. they'll be speaking 3:30 eastern right here on c-span. >> belittle me. strangle me. >> he's not safe on that bus. >> i've been on that bus. they are just as good as gold. >> as all of us i think in this country, we're starting to see people coming out and talking about their experience of this if he none none that so many of us -- phenomenon that so many of us experienced one way or another and had no words for other than adolescence, other than growing up. finally people will starting to stand back and say, hold on. this isn't actually a normal part of growing up. this isn't a normal rite of passage. i think there was a moment where there was a possibility for change. and director lee hersch and i started that film out of the feeling that voices were kind of bubbling up, coming up to the surface to say this isn't something that we can accept any more as a normal part of our culture. >> filmmaker cynthia lowen gathered essayed and personal stories today i
, and rachel grady will be joining us. steve satich, ohio congressman, steve latourette, and ambassador nick burns are our guests this morning. it's thursday, december 6th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, some major developments to tell you about in egypt, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is live for us in cairo this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: soledad, we're getting the first signs t
when he tried to cross the border with a antique shotgun his family said was an heirloom. steve harrigan is live. >> reporter: after four long months the 27-year-old former marine was released from the notorious prison late friday night after several hours of paperwork. he was accompanied by u.s. consular officials from the border between mexico and texas. he met his father and the two began the drive home. they had to stop off yesterday in a hospital in louisiana room in louisiana, john hammar suffering from the stomach flu. having trouble keeping food down. the goal was to get him home for christmas. looks like it will happen now. heather? >> steve, quite an ordeal for the family to say the very least >> reporter: a very tough time. they received threats, ex-torgs attempts threatening jon would be killed unless they paid money. his mother said only once he crossed the border that she could finally relax. >> it was my first night that i slept all night long without getting up. it was just the thought of not wondering what is going on with him, can anyone hurt him tonight? that
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